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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 16, 2007 4:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Castaway

Just a personal update if anyone cares:

Cast is gone (hopefully for good)

In a removable boot now - still need the crutches for at least a few more weeks atleast - certainly from a mental standpoint - cant imagine moving about without them after almost 6 months (couldn't even take my weight off my unbroken leg while holding on to the doc even though it didn't hurt my broken one - talk about the mind controlling the muscles)

No pain in putting almost full weight on the broken leg, although i still cannot make any torquing motion yet - certainly not fully healed - but a step in the right direction - several months to go before full healing - but this is a BIG BIG step for me!

Thanks for all the prior positive vibes people - things are finally starting to look up - long haul still to go, mucho therapy - but the first step is needed before the second can be made.....

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Poster: cush11 Date: Jan 16, 2007 8:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Castaway

Congradulations me friend!!!!!!

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Jan 17, 2007 5:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Castaway

Great news...
Do you get to do the therapy where they put you in a tank of water and you walk/exercise on a treadmill?
It is really cool.
Glad to hear you're improving.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Jan 17, 2007 6:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Castaway

good news and good luck and your furthur rehab on balancing the overstrong muscles and your weakened ones.
God bless every step you take!

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Jan 16, 2007 8:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Castaway

Dude

Right On....Went through all that a few years back- best of luck with the PT

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 16, 2007 8:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Castaway

thanks Liam - just am glad to be outa the f'in cast after all this time. PT is no prob - pain i can handle - aggravation and frustration being able to do nothing, i have more problem with. been in PT many times before (skiing knees) and you and I know what that is like (as do many of us here). At this point... i am looking forward to it :)

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Poster: high flow Date: Jan 16, 2007 5:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Castaway

Aw man! That is really good news brother. I am so glad you have made a step in the right direction. A giant leap for wolf-kind!

Cheers!

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 16, 2007 5:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Castaway

thanks man!! ( and thanks deadmax!!)

not sure if you got my email highflow - just wondering about any discs owed - respond whenever you can - my mind has been elsewhere and everywhere (especially up my ass) - sorry my friend.

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Poster: gdave Date: Jan 17, 2007 8:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Castaway

Thanks for sharing the good news!

Good luck with the PT. I tore my ACL almost four years ago skiing, and went through a lot of rehab with that. It ate up a lot of my time, but the good news is that my repaired knee is not much different than the other one.

We're all pulling for you.

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Poster: deadmax Date: Jan 16, 2007 5:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Castaway

"this is a BIG BIG step for me! "

No pun intended?

For real. Glad things are looking good for you. I know you've been through a lot. Start exercising that leg so you can kick some butt.

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Poster: harold920 Date: Jan 16, 2007 7:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Castaway

I am very happy for you. One giant step for wolfdom. If you remember "What about Bob?" baby steps baby steps

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 16, 2007 8:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Castaway

thank you kindly man - much appreciated!

(i remember seeing the movie, but am having trouble remembering the reference - been too many years for my poor addled brain - but i get what you mean my friend)

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Poster: JodyC Date: Jan 16, 2007 6:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Castaway

Great news Dire. Now walk you ass over to that pile of cds and find 10/29/77 for me or pay the daughter a buck and put it on my tab. I just wanted you to get used to the hopeful near end of the pity party. Once we know you're better, we can treat you like the 600 pounds of sin you really are. Thanks, I feel better now. Rock on brother man.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 16, 2007 7:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Castaway

havent forgotten to look for that my buddy :)

thanks for the thoughts man

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Poster: JodyC Date: Jan 16, 2007 7:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Castaway

I think the power of the GROK is helping the healing! Check out the crazy footage of the other post I made. Just click on the screen to advance the photos. You thought the big dig caused road trouble...

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Jan 16, 2007 6:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Castaway

Speaking of painful rehab, here's a story on the lighter side of recovery. My first day out of the rehab hospital (I went there straight from the regular hospital), first day out of a medical facility in almost 4 months, and my two best friends take me out for a quick bite to eat. Now, my Dr's had warned me about the loss of balance, the clouded thinking, blurry vision, all that fun stuff. What then didn't mention was that I would also loose complete control of the nerves and muscles that regulate laughter. I laughed so hard and so out of control for 2 straight hours that I couldn't eat anything for fear of choking to death. Kind of like the laughter fits you can get when trippin', but 10 times more intense. When it first started, my friends looked at me funny and then they started laughing which pushed me over the edge even more. By the end of lunch my sides were in so much pain, literally, I had difficulty breathing. Now, I'm just assuming it was because of lost muscle control combined with whatever funky brain thing was going on, but it might have been that after 4 months in a hospital, I was ready to laugh at anything. Maybe a combination of the two. Anyway, not all rehab sucks. Most....but not all. Needless to say that when I went to Red Rocks a few weeks later, I was far to scared to dose not only because of what it might do to my brain, but also because I really didn't want to laugh to death.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 16, 2007 7:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Castaway

that is scary and funny at the same time - good choice to non-imbibe at redrocks - that could have been real nasty :)

on a more nasty note - must finished soaking my feet/ankle after 6 months in a cast - need i say more?.......

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Jan 17, 2007 5:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Castaway

Can you say fetid mass of unwashed stink? I knew you could.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 16, 2007 5:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Castaway

Cliff says very excellent for you!
Must be a tremendous relief.


http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-01-24.sbd.kaplan.7890.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 16, 2007 5:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Castaway

thanks Cliff - much appreciated

been listening to 4/17/71 via SDH - very awesome recording and show - not through the whole show yet - but me like very very much so far!!!!!!

p.s. bookmarked that rec. you linked - love Mason's - any others you want to recommend that they rock and jamout - feel free to let me know :)

This post was modified by direwolf0701 on 2007-01-17 01:29:55

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jan 16, 2007 7:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Castaway

THIS IS HUGE GOOD NEWS!!!

Seriously glad to read this ... but you knew that the day would soon come, and i'm sure your girl is probably happy about the prognosis as well.

Very cool Dire!

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 16, 2007 8:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Castaway

thanks my friend. i think Diane was about ready to kiss KB (and considering she thinks he is gorgeous - it isn't so farfetched) - lol.

a nice step in positive direction!!!!! now Cath can beat on my ankle as well as the rest of my leg - yay me ;)

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Jan 16, 2007 5:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Castaway

Does this mean it will be even easier to pleasure Bossy, the prize Angus?

Seriously, congrats. Hope healing continues at an even more rapid rate (but I know from experience rehab can suck melons from a ferret's a-hole). Yet another step towards, well, another step.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 16, 2007 5:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Castaway

yup - been through rehab on my knees from skiing - you are exactly right - but i will take this one positive step after virtually 6 stinkin months in a cast.

This boot almost feels like freedom at this point - although as you certainly know from personal experience, it is not. Just a baby step, but atleast a step. I need to take some positive feeling from this, lest i hang myself. Long road to go my friend - you and I know that - but atleast now i can see a glimmer of light at the far end of that tunnel where before i could see only darkness. A candle is better than nothing.

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Jan 16, 2007 5:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Castaway

keep on keeping on dire!! those new england winters can be brutal.remember the blizz of 78. go patriots!! peace brother springs around the corner.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 16, 2007 8:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Castaway

Cool. Keep it up.